First Scarf, First FO

Garter Ridge ScarfSince this is going to be my knitting blog, I better start with a post about my first knitting project. I will recount my path to becoming an MK (male knitter) (or is it MWK [man who knits]?) in much greater detail in future posts, but it is fair to say that I started this scarf in September and finished it in November. I’ve gotten a lot faster than that. My second scarf only took about 5 weeks, and my third is wrapping soon, probably 3-4 weeks. I made this first one on bamboo #8 needles, the yarn is Lion Brand Wool-Ease in the “wood” color. Pattern is from Knitting for Dummies. I was frustrated with how long it took me to get the item finished, but I was able to fix most of my mistakes with the help of my wonderful knitting instructor, my long-suffering wife Myrriah. Here are a couple more views of the thing… which I’ve been wearing when it actually gets cold here in the Charlotte, NC area.

Garter Ridge Scarf made of Wool-Ease acrylic/wool blend yarn in worsted weight
Garter Ridge scarf from Knitting for Dummies